use of ipods..

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by mainebrown, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. mainebrown

    mainebrown Member

    i was wondering if we are aloud to use ipods white driving...i have an iphone and it would be great to use on a rural route...if we arn't aloud..what kinda trouble can we get into?
  2. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Hook it up to some speakers and you won't have a problem. DOT rules forbid wearing headsets while driving a commercial vehicle, though you could probably get away with it in your personal car. You may want to use the Brown Cafe search assistant on this one, as it's an ongoing discussion in another thread.
  3. Ghost in the Darkness

    Ghost in the Darkness Active Member

    I wouldn't recommend doing it because its bad habit to get into mainly because it will affect your ability to hear and it also looks unproffessional. I have a Milwaukee portable radio the has the capability of hooking up to my Ipod... it works great. The radio itself runs on a rechargable 28volt battery (can be used for power tools too) and has the ability to charge my Ipod and it runs fine all day.
  4. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Beside the DOT rules, each state has rules to. Get Some speakers if you want to listen to music. You could lose your job.
  5. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    Not to mention your hearing.:surprised:

    NHDRVR New Member

    The DeWalt radios are extremely popular in our building and most of us run our mp3 players through them.
    Don't wear earbuds. They are illegal while driving and you don't need the hassle.
  7. switchoff

    switchoff New Member

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  8. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    But you speak like a pirate.:knockedout:
  9. City Driver

    City Driver New Member

    i thought it was illegal to even drive a car with headphones on
  10. switchoff

    switchoff New Member

    ëYë ëYë !!
  11. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    It is, but driving a commercial vehicle is by far the greater of the 2 evils, or is it? I'm almost positive that there are laws against public urination, but that doesn't stop some people.:surprised:
  12. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    LMAO :happy-very:
  13. TheDick

    TheDick Member

    I have e DeWalt boombox and it'll play an ipod just fine but a headphone booster would help as a pre-amp to help drive the music coming from ipod.
    Radio shack has them. And yeah you'd probably lose ur job for that one.
  14. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Funny that is illegal to ride with headphones of any sort in/on your ears while operating a motorized vehicle yet, I see motorcycle riders doing it all the time
  15. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

  16. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Recommended that on one ear is plugged ... also, many are mixed with their GPS unit for directions.
  17. Dustyroads

    Dustyroads New Member

    Sears sells a great little craftsman radio that has a plug for ipod/mp3 input. The radio has good reception, and the speaker can still be heard over the screaming engine noise. They use a 19.5 volt craftsman cordless drill battery and will play about 14 hours on a one hour quick charge. A bargain under $30, and you don't look like a goofball with your earplugs in.
  18. Mike23

    Mike23 Guest

    I picked up a Eton. It's smaller then our diads (so why can't our diads have a radio?!) and fits in my DIAD holder. I can hear it just right in a 1000 (and those who drive a 1000 know how much they ROOOOOAR).

    It cost me $50 at the source and I also picked up the $25 3 year warranty on it. According to the guy if it breaks (being dropped, etc...) they replace it! I couldn't pass up on that considering how often we break things at UPS! Then another $50 for battery charger and rechargeable batteries. I've now used the radio for 24 hours without having to replace the batteries once.

    Oh, it also has a flashing light (red or white) and flashlight AND a siren (because sirens are pretty darn cool). It's also crankable incase your battery does die. Apparently it's 2 turns per 90 secs of tune time.

    As you can probably tell...I like it...A LOT!
  19. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    This is what I have in my PC. It's rather large but it thumps pretty well. No problems hearing it in or out of the PC. It straps to the little shelf that sticks out and supports the DIAD holders with the help of a couple of bungees.
  20. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I like your taste in music.